I am making a cutting board cake with a chef hat and I am having a problem with the chef hat..It seems like it wants to topple over with the slightest movement and I dont know what to do. The cutting board is pretty large so that hat had to be pretty tall to be in sync with the chef hat. I made the hat out of 4- 6 inch rounds all torted and iced. Maybe it is just too tall..Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do???? The hat is to sit next to the cutting board on the cake board.
I would take off the top two layers and add dowels and a board. If you can't do that, sharpen a couple of dowels and drive them down through the cake and into the board.
You should probably run some type of support down through your chef's hat, possibly screw a dowel into your cake board if possibly and place your hat over the dowel.
Your correct in that your cake is too tall. It has a high center of gravity which is why it wants to tip over so easily.
Okay great, thanks!!! Ive taken off a layer and added a dowel and it is helping. I'm hesitant to take off too much and then the hat is way smaller than the cutting board.
You don't have to make the chef hat shorter. You have to support it in the middle. If I understand correctly, the chef hat is 8" tall. That means that at the 4" point there needs to be dowels and a cardboard. You need to support every 4 vertical inches.
Think of it as 2 tiers, stacked. They just happen to be the same diameter. You wouldn't stack two tiers of a "normal" cake without support. Same theory here.